The Minecraft Movie is happening. It's happening right under our noses and there's nothing we can do about it... for better or for worse. The news came in fast and heavy after the creator of the game, Markus "Notch" Persson let loose a flurry of letters hewn into words that made the center of the media universe step ever-so-close to the edge of the abyss that leads to a pit of implosive virality, and created all sorts of chatter about the possibilities of a Minecraft movie.

Well, here at Cinema Blend we have the opportunity to talk about the sort of topics that leads to even more chatter that, in turn, could even cause us to step right over the edge into that pit; a pit of viral excitement. So here it is, a complete rundown of the five Minecraft plots that the movie could explore to a potentially massive cult following or – even rarer for a video game movie – to become a mainstream movie success. We look at different plots and genres that Warner Bros. could follow while featuring the game's main character, Steve.

A Traditional Adventure Movie
It worked for the Tomb Raider movie and it could have worked for one of the worst movies in the history of film-making, Super Mario Bros: The Movie. A traditional adventure movie plot following the almost ubiquitous protagonist, Steve, in a quest to save his 8-bit visual wonderland could lend itself well to the tent-pole attraction that cements the base of the average summer blockbuster. The setup would be simple: Steve is living peacefully in his Minecraft land and maybe there are some other Minecraftians living in a nearby village who get attacked by an evil horde of Creepers, sent out by the one and only Ender Dragon, one of the main bosses of the game.

Acquiring someone like Tom Wilkinson or Ray Winston to voice the Ender Dragon would be key in bringing the menace to life. Steve has to find a diamond sword and some rare armor, and travel to the Ender Dragon's lair to defeat him. He meets a few wacky sidekicks along the way, voiced by regulars like Jonah Hill and Steve Buscemi, with a potential love-interest voiced by Amy Adams. A few action set pieces, plenty of over-the-top moments and lots of blocky fun could make this a sure winner at the box office.

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